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King George VI funeral at Windsor Castle prompted Lynn News editorial





The Lynn News is looking back 70 years to a sad day when King George VI died at the Sandringham royal estate on Wednesday, February 6, 1952. This is the final part nine ...

On the day of the King’s funeral at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle on Friday, February 15, the Lynn News and Advertiser gave space on its front page for a special editorial, which we re-print here in full: Today the British Commonwealth of Nations pays its last tribute to the late Majesty, King George VI, a tribute that began with the impressive scenes so many Norfolk people sorrowfully witnessed on Monday at Sandringham.

A man of Norfolk, the late King was beloved in his own county as an exemplary family man and squire, as well as Monarch to whom no tribute, however eloquent, is sufficient gratitude.

The Lynn News and Advertiser caption to this picture reads: With the house of sorrow faintly seen in the background, this picture of the Norwich Gates at Sandringham was taken on Wednesday morning when, in the rain, villagers passing by paused to regard the scene of the sad event that made an empire mourn.
The Lynn News and Advertiser caption to this picture reads: With the house of sorrow faintly seen in the background, this picture of the Norwich Gates at Sandringham was taken on Wednesday morning when, in the rain, villagers passing by paused to regard the scene of the sad event that made an empire mourn.

Norfolk hearts and sympathetic thoughts will today turn to the pomp of the burial taking place at Windsor, and will have in mind its other royal neighbours, the bereaved Queen, the Queen Mother, Queen Mary and Princess Margaret, all familiar figures among us, with a real and gracious interest in the people of Sandringham and this part of Norfolk.

All of us at 2pm today, in observing the two-minute silence, will be thinking of the Monarch the gentleman we knew; and of his beloved family, with the hope at heart that they will again be able to find rest and relaxation from the royal cares at the Sandringham home that has held so warm a place in the hearts of our Royal Family for so long.

This is one of the last pictures taken of the King and Princess Elizabeth.
This is one of the last pictures taken of the King and Princess Elizabeth.


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